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I would like to create a presentation with a minimal/simple theme, but with a nice title page like metropolis. I cannot figure out how to use only the title set up of metropolis without having to use the complete theme for the rest of the slides (which I do not like). I have tried adding the title part of the metropolis theme to the presentation

  \setbeamertemplate{title page}{
  \begin{minipage}[b][\paperheight]{\textwidth}
    \ifx\inserttitlegraphic\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{title graphic}\fi
    \vfill%
    \ifx\inserttitle\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{title}\fi
    \ifx\insertsubtitle\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{subtitle}\fi
    \usebeamertemplate*{title separator}
%    \end{macrocode}
%
% Beamer's definition of |\insertauthor| is always nonempty, so we have
% to test another macro initialized by |\author{...}| to see if the user has
% defined an author. This solution was suggested by Enrico Gregorio in an
% answer to \href{https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions/241306/}{this
% Stack Exchange question}.
%
 %    \begin{macrocode}
    \ifx\beamer@shortauthor\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{author}\fi
    \ifx\insertdate\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{date}\fi
    \ifx\insertinstitute\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{institute}\fi
    \vfill
    \vspace*{1mm}
  \end{minipage}
}

Any help is appreciated.

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4

You need to load some more elements (and explicitly load TikZ) to reproduce metropolis title frame over a default beamer theme.

Following code just loads title frame format, used colors come from default theme.

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage{tikz}

\makeatletter
\setbeamertemplate{title page}{
  \begin{minipage}[b][\paperheight]{\textwidth}
    \ifx\inserttitlegraphic\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{title graphic}\fi
    \vfill%
    \ifx\inserttitle\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{title}\fi
    \ifx\insertsubtitle\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{subtitle}\fi
    \usebeamertemplate*{title separator}
    \ifx\beamer@shortauthor\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{author}\fi
    \ifx\insertdate\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{date}\fi
    \ifx\insertinstitute\@empty\else\usebeamertemplate*{institute}\fi
    \vfill
    \vspace*{1mm}
  \end{minipage}
}
\def\maketitle{%
  \ifbeamer@inframe
    \titlepage
  \else
    \frame[plain,noframenumbering]{\titlepage}
  \fi
}
\def\titlepage{%
  \usebeamertemplate{title page}
}
\setbeamertemplate{title graphic}{
  \vbox to 0pt {
    \vspace*{2em}
    \inserttitlegraphic%
  }%
  \nointerlineskip%
}
\setbeamertemplate{title}{
  \raggedright%
  \linespread{1.0}%
  \inserttitle%
  \par%
  \vspace*{0.5em}
}
\setbeamertemplate{subtitle}{
  \raggedright%
  \insertsubtitle%
  \par%
  \vspace*{0.5em}
}
\newlength{\metropolis@titleseparator@linewidth}
\setlength{\metropolis@titleseparator@linewidth}{0.4pt}
\setbeamertemplate{title separator}{
  \begin{tikzpicture}
    \fill[fg] (0,0) rectangle (\textwidth, \metropolis@titleseparator@linewidth);
  \end{tikzpicture}%
  \par%
}
\setbeamertemplate{author}{
  \vspace*{2em}
  \insertauthor%
  \par%
  \vspace*{0.25em}
}
\setbeamertemplate{date}{
  \insertdate%
  \par%
}
\setbeamertemplate{institute}{
  \vspace*{3mm}
  \insertinstitute%
  \par%
}
\makeatother

\author{John Doe}
\title{Presentation with Metropolis title frame}

\begin{document}
\maketitle

\begin{frame}{example frame}
text
\end{frame}

\end{document}

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